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Wild and Game quality fare

Wild and Game quality fare

I have tasted Wild and Game award-winning products before. Read my Christmas pâté review here https://www.mostlyfood.co.uk/index.php/wild-and-game-for-christmas/  I was expecting quality and tradition and perhaps a bit of innovation. I wasn’t disappointed. The culinary term ‘game’ usually describes meat from animals and birds such as grouse, pheasant, and partridge, and Wild and Game add other ingredients…

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Lily O’Brien’s for a Mega Easter

Lily O’Brien’s for a Mega Easter

Lily O’Brien’s Mega Milk Chocolate Egg  and more Yes, it’s almost Easter and chocolates are on our near horizons. It’s true that it’s a religious celebration but it’s also very much associated with sweet treats for the kids, Easter Egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, and those very sickly cream-filled eggs. Luckily Lily O’Brien’s comes to…

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Bumbu Rum XO

Bumbu Rum XO

Well, here is a rather different rum. Bumbu has great shelf appeal with a bottle and oversized cork which have as much to do with swashbuckling pirates and Errol Flynn as contemporary drinks marketing. The black glass is embossed with the company name, and a metal ‘X’ flies like a pirate’s insignia right in the…

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itsu crispy seaweed thins

itsu crispy seaweed thins

Deep joy! Another seaweed snack. No, dear reader, I am not kidding. I love this healthy and tasty stuff, and not just surrounding one’s sushi, either! Enjoy itsu crispy seaweed thins. I have tried two flavours of itsu crispy seaweed thins. The ‘thin’ element really is ‘butterfly light’ as the company actually says. (Who has…

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McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin

McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin

New York-based wine and spirits company Sovereign Brands has produced a new and rather exceptional gin called McQueen and the Violet Fog.  This contains a wealth of botanicals, and six of them are said to be “found in no other gin in the world”. The McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin bottle is statuesque and…

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The Exquisite Edition – Mother’s Day by Lily O’Brien’s

The Exquisite Edition – Mother’s Day by Lily O’Brien’s

Well, that came around quickly! Just finished getting the pine needles out of the carpet from the Christmas celebrations; the dustman hasn’t even collected the champagne bottles (OK, so it was prosecco) from Valentine’s; and now it’s Mother’s Day looming! Lily O’Brien’s comes to the rescue. When it comes to gifts, mums are, for many…

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EasiYo Yogurt Making

EasiYo Yogurt Making

We all know about healthy eating. Yes, we have heard the message, but do we do it? Well, that’s another matter. Yogurt is an accessible and delicious addition to our daily diet, and we can make it at home with an EasiYo  yogurt-making kit so there is never the excuse that we forgot to buy…

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Four Pillars Chardonnay Cask Gin

Four Pillars Chardonnay Cask Gin

Yes, gin is trending and has been for a while. Shelves are filled with bottles of crystal-clear and water-white gin; but then there are a very few that have another hue. Four Pillars Chardonnay Cask Gin is indeed one of those celebrated bottles! Four Pillars distillery in Australia is all about gin. They have a…

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Shore Seaweed Puffs

Shore Seaweed Puffs

Seaweed is considered a super healthy food and that’s a secret that has been known to the Japanese for centuries. But these days people are more familiar with the delicate flavour. It’s the green wrap that we enjoy around our sushi. Shore Seaweed Puffs are a delicious snack and the Sweet and Smoky version has…

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Ion8 Leak-Proof Steel Vacuum Flask

Ion8 Leak-Proof Steel Vacuum Flask

‘Reusable’ – that’s the buzzword these days. I have heard the statistic of around 2000 plastic bottles per year could be discarded by the average family. Well, not sure if I would agree with that estimation, but it’s undeniable that lots of people throwing away lots of plastic isn’t a good idea. One could consider…

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Lily O’Brien’s Crispy Hearts – for Valentine’s Day

Lily O’Brien’s Crispy Hearts – for Valentine’s Day

Where did the time go? The Christmas tree pine needles are still stuck in the carpet and now its the next special event. Yes, it’s soon to be Valentine’s Day! Lily O’Brien’s have quality chocolates that could solve gift-giving dilemma: Crispy Hearts. I discovered Lily O’Brien’s Crispy Hearts a couple of years ago and they…

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Bri-nese dishes for the Year of the Pig with Lee Kum Kee

Bri-nese dishes for the Year of the Pig with Lee Kum Kee

East meets West as Ken Hom & Gizzi Erskine create Bri-nese dishes for the Year of the Pig  The Year of the Pig begins on 5 February 2019 – and to mark Chinese New Year, Lee Kum Kee has brought together the best of Chinese and British cuisine to inspire and celebrate the mix of…

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Four Pillars Sherry Cask Gin

Four Pillars Sherry Cask Gin

Yes, gin is trending and has been for a while. Shelves are filled with bottles of crystal-clear and water-white gin; but then there are a very few that have another hue. Four Pillars Sherry Cask Gin stands out! Four Pillars distillery in Australia is all about gin. They have a selection of gins and two…

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Thai Taste Red Curry in a Hurry

Thai Taste Red Curry in a Hurry

Thai Taste Red Curry comes in a packet. ‘No!’, I hear my trusting and loyal reader cry! ‘This pre-prepared dinner-helper can surely not be promoted by our favourite food writer?’ Well actually, yes. I am doing just what they do in Thailand – buying the curry paste from experts. Thai cuisine is popular all over…

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Gousto Tuna Corn and Pasta Bake

Gousto Tuna Corn and Pasta Bake

The Cheesy Tuna and Sweetcorn Pasta Bake recipe from Gousto is a substantial and thoroughly family-friendly dish. It’s said to be for 2 adults and perhaps 3 kids, but they would all have to be ravenous. This makes a huge platter of food and it even comes with salad. A couple of food boxes of…

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Thai Taste Green Curry and a competition

Thai Taste Green Curry and a competition

Thai cuisine is popular all over the world and it’s easy to see why.  It is a tempting and vibrant blend of spicy, salty, bitter, sour and sweet flavours which create a tapestry of taste. The company, Thai Taste, offers kits to make some classic dishes with all those delicious elements. These Thai Taste kits…

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Clase Azul Reposado Tequila

Clase Azul Reposado Tequila

Handmade and individually painted, each bottle of Clase Azul is a unique and charming work of ceramic art. In the small Mexican town of Santa Maria Canchesda, over 100 artisans are employed just to produce these trade-mark bottles. The beautifully handcrafted flasks of Clase Azul are statuesque and are indeed meant to be kept and…

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Hayman’s Sloe Gin – review

Hayman’s Sloe Gin – review

Hayman’s Sloe Gin is a classic with the fresh fruitiness of the autumn. This plum-coloured gin displays great balance on the palate with gin at its centre, but being neither too sweet nor too tart. The berries are macerated for several months to allow the characteristic flavours to infuse. This well-crafted Sloe Gin is perfect…

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Gousto King Prawn Linguine

Gousto King Prawn Linguine

The Simple King Prawn, Garlic and Chilli Linguine recipe from Gousto makes a rather classy dish. It’s perfect for a family dinner for 4 very hungry folks (recipes for 2 are available as well). It would even work as a starter for 6, as these portions are generous. Who are Gousto and why be interested…

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Monsigny Brut Champagne from Aldi

Monsigny Brut Champagne from Aldi

It’s the Festive Season and thoughts turn to fizz. Supermarkets fill their shelves with bottles of sparkling wine from Europe and the New World. Let us not be wine snobs, dear reader! There are a great many very good Cavas and Proseccos out there, and even some ‘sparkling wine of mixed origin’, to tempt both…

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